Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.96
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Miami University
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.17 / 4.00 Adam Sizemore
Director of Sustainability
Physical Facilities Department
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Total energy consumption (all sources, excluding transportation fuels), performance year :
817687 MMBtu

Total clean and renewable electricity generated on site during the performance year and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable electricity generating devices :
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Non-electric renewable energy generated on-site, performance year:
34236.91 MMBtu

A brief description of on-site renewable non-electric energy devices:

Geothermal heat pumps have been operational on Miami’s campus since 2011 in the school’s oldest residence halls. The Western Geothermal Plant was built in 2014 and expanded in 2017. Its 690 wells provide heating and cooling to 10 buildings with over ½ million sq. ft. In FY2018, our geothermal heating system generated 34,236.905 MMBtu of non-electric renewable energy. Utilizing a geothermal heating system has been one factoring variable (of many) contributing to the elimination of burning coal on-site. For the first time in FY2017, Miami University did not burn coal; three years before our targeted goal of eliminating coal by 2025. Miami University continued to not burn coal in FY2018.


Total clean and renewable electricity generated by off-site projects that the institution catalyzed and for which the institution retains or has retired the associated environmental attributes, performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of off-site, institution-catalyzed, renewable electricity generating devices:
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Total third-party certified RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products (including renewable electricity purchased through a utility-provided certified green power option) purchased during the performance year:
0 MMBtu

A brief description of the RECs, GOs and/or similar renewable energy products, including contract timeframes:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
Electricity use, by source (percentage of total, 0-100):
Percentage of total electricity use (0-100)
Biomass 0.60
Coal 49.80
Geothermal 0
Hydro 9
Natural gas 16.70
Nuclear 27.60
Solar photovoltaic 0.10
Wind 3.20
Other (please specify and explain below) 0.10

A brief description of other sources of electricity not specified above:

Other unknown/ purchased fuel according to the EPA’s Subregion Resource Mix eGRID2016


Energy used for heating buildings, by source::
Percentage of total energy used to heat buildings (0-100)
Biomass 0
Coal 0
Electricity 5
Fuel oil 0
Geothermal 3
Natural gas 92
Other (please specify and explain below) 0

A brief description of other sources of building heating not specified above:

NA


Percentage of total energy consumption from clean and renewable sources:
4.19

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